The Oregon Coast Series celebrates mature women finding a reason to live and love in later life and the heroes worthy of them, set on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Heartwarming stories of second chances,
THE SAND DOLLAR
What if you discover everything you believed to be true about yourself has been a lie? Stunned by news of an impending redundancy, and impelled by the magic of a long-forgotten sand dollar, Jenny retreats to her godmother in Oregon to consider her future. What she doesn’t bargain for is to uncover the secret of her adoption at birth and her Native American heritage. This revelation sees her embark on a journey of self-discovery such as she’d never envisaged. Moving between Australia’s Sunshine Coast and the Oregon Coast, The Sand Dollar is a story of new beginnings, of a woman whose life is suddenly turned upside down, and the reclusive man who helps her solve the puzzle of her past.
A relaxed paced story about people in later life still finding reason to live and love.
Dreamcatchers trap bad dreams – but sometimes nightmares escape. Ellen Williams, a Native American with a gift for foretelling the future, can't explain her terrifying nightmares and the feeling of dread hanging over her like a shroud. When Travis Petersen appears in her bookshop Ellen can’t shake the idea there’s a strange connection between her nightmares and Travis. Can Ellen and Travis uncover the link between them and save her bookshop? And will it lead to happiness? A tale of dreams, romance, and of doing the right thing, set on the beautiful Oregon coast.
An emotional ride filled with love of family; of tentative new love and also of grief.
When Beth Carson flees her controlling husband, a Sydney surgeon, and begins a new life in Florence, Oregon, she thinks he can’t hurt her anymore. She’s wrong. But Beth’s past returns to haunt her in ways she could never have imagined. Distraught over alarming reports from Australia and bewildered by revelations from the past, Beth turns to new friends to help her. Set on the beautiful Oregon Coast this is a tale of a woman who seeks to rise above the challenges life has thrown at her and establish a new life for herself.
Its focus on issues close to the mature women’s heart makes it an endearing read.
After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her frequent visits to family in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them. From her native Glasgow, Scotland, Maggie was lured by the call ‘Come and teach in the sun’ to Australia,where she worked as a primary school teacher, university lecturer and in educational management. Now living with her husband of thirty years on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, she loves walking on the deserted beach in the early mornings and having coffee by the river on weekends. Her days are spent surrounded by books, either reading or writing them – her idea of heaven! She continues her love of books as a volunteer with her local library where she selects and delivers books to the housebound. A member of Queensland Writer’s Centre, RWA, ALLi, and a local critique group, Maggie enjoys meeting her readers at book signings and library talks. In 2014 she self-published Band of Gold and The Sand Dollar, Book One in the Oregon Coast Series, in 2015, The Dreamcatcher, Book Two in the Oregon Coast Series and Broken Threads, and in 2016, Madeline House, book Three in the Oregon Coast Series
My husband and I were 57 and 46 when we were married and we honeymooned on the Oregon Coast. We spent time in Florence, had lunch at Mo's in Newport and made lots of good memories. I loved all three love stories and enjoyed their focus on older couples. I'll be reading more of Maggie Christensen's books.